The Icing On The Cake
Singing, "It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me, and I'm feeling good". As I woke this morning to my cats meowing because they knew it was time to eat, I fed them, opened the blinds, asked Alexa what the temperature was and felt a little offended when she didn't say or at least sing Happy Birthday to me. I mean she should know me by now seeing as though I talk to her every single day. Gotta research the newer versions because that is just unacceptable!
Once I got over that minor setback I spent a little time talking with God. Thankful for the past year that has shown me so much, tested me in ways I would have never imagined and pushed me closer and closer towards my dreams, all of which have brought me to the exact place that I am in today. Trusting in Him to direct my path to lead me to what is next. Reflection is a huge part of my life as it allows me to adjust as needed and forever remain thankful. Make changes to anything that doesn't naturally flow and allowing myself to acknowledge that I deserve all the good that has come my way and all that is to come.
I remember the days of saying, 'I can't wait until I'm finally 21 and grown'. Not sure I knew what I was wishing for, because who wishes to be an adult these days?! Sure I was younger, I could eat whatever I wanted and never gain a pound, I had no grey hairs, my back didn't ache when the fall months rolled around and my knees didn't pop when I bent down to pick up something. I will always hear my mothers voice when she would say, 'Just keep living'. I had no idea what that meant but I do now. As I am blessed to continue dancing around the sun I wouldn't change a thing. The older and older I get the more I learn to appreciate the process. Embrace the grey hairs, after I dye them, watch what I eat on most days and allow the natural progression to simply do it's thang.
For this 20th post of 2020, I not only celebrate today because it's my day of birth, it is also the day I started my blog two years ago. I can't have anything less than a huge smile on my face. I am at times overwhelmed with happiness as this journey continues forward. Wondering what was next for me, what my purpose was and when I would see it. This is my next!
As I prepare to do this 48th dance around the sun I realize just how much I trust in my own ability to do great things because I believe that I can. Accepting that this passion of mine is more than a fleeting notion and there is no stopping me now is the icing on the cake. The flood gates have opened. I've learned to be myself on another level and realize that I rock with myself 1000%. Like a fine wine, I'm only getting better with time.
In closing, I am thankful for the lows that brought me to the highs and mindful of the highs that humble me enough to remember the lows.
Happy Birthday honey bunches! 🤗 All the no’s and the yes’ led you to who and where you are today and we’re grateful for that to have you in our lives. Enjoy your special day! 🤗
I’ve never met a person so naturally gifted and humble. You are well put together and classy. Don’t know we crossed paths but its been uplifting and enlightening the whole journey. Your pen is a plus in the community of writers and creatives!! I pray that this year be your best year. Keep soaring and giving the world your best!! You are clearly making your mark!! I am proud and honored to call you Coach. There is always something to learn from you and I enjoy it. Happy Birthday and I pray you enjoy it!!!
Thank you so very much, I truly appreciate our conversations on writing, life and the journey. Your words are kind and I take them with me along the way. ☺️
Thank you so much YaYa! 😘
What a wonderful commemorative blog post today huny!!! Love it!! You are everything and I'm so glad our paths crossed!! Keep shining bright!! Talented and gorgeous the world is yours!! Happy Birthday!!
Awww thanks so much Jonitha! I am glad we met as well, you have amazing energy and so much fun to be around. I appreciate your kind words and birthday wishes. ☺️
Happy Birthday, to my favorite writer! On my 20 mile run this morning I was thinking about your blog in comparison to my hobby(addiction?) to hifi audio. It occurred to me I enjoy them for much the same reason. I hear a song on a lesser setup...car stereo for instance and think, oh, I’ve got to check that out in high res or vinyl on my big stereo, how it’s supposed to sound. I read or hear or think of a topic and I think, oh I’ve got to see what Alicia has to say about it, how it’s supposed to be written. I think of my incessant tweaks to my system so that each week it sounds better than ever before...and I think about your writing as you dance around the sun getting better each day than ever before. Both things are my favorites to do...the combination of the two are what makes me, me...watching your writing the advancement of you, like high res music and dancing with you!
Ah the profound Craig! I love how your comments make me feel as though I missed a thought or two. LOL! Seriously, I appreciate your kind words and appreciate even more that you enjoy my writing, means a lot to me. More and more dances around the sun, more growth, more change and more advancement into who I knew I could always be, hope to be and dream to be. I thank you ☺️
Happy Birthday to my fantastically talented, gorgeous, amazing Sister from another mother. I love and appreciate you so much. God Bless you boo! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you!
Thank you so much Angie! I love you right back and appreciate all of our years and daily conversations. What would I do without you. Wish you could as well! One day this craziness will be over soon and that day will come for celebration ❤️
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Lisa, Happy Birthday to you!😁I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Congratulations on the success of your blog💙
Thank you so much! I read that in our best British accent. lol. I love you ❤️
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AJ is a creative writer and storyteller writing from her home in Indiana.
"This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard." -Neil Gaiman